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A Slight Case of Murder (1999)

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A film critic accidentally kills his lover during a spat in which she falls and hits her head. In panic, he immediately covers up his involvement and leaves the apartment. A private ... See full summary »

Director:

Steven Schachter

Writers:

Donald E. Westlake (book), William H. Macy (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William H. Macy ... Terry Thorpe
Adam Arkin ... Detective Fred Stapelli
Felicity Huffman ... Kit Wannamaker
James Cromwell ... John Edgarson
Julia Campbell ... Patricia Stapelli
James Pickens Jr. ... Detective Larry Gray
Paul Mazursky ... John Brant
Vincent Pastore ... Cabby
Michael McMurtry ... Scott
Stephanie Belding ... Laura Penny
Vik Sahay ... Bob
Wenna Shaw Wenna Shaw ... Brant's Assistant
Len Doncheff ... Mr. Petrovsky
Tanja Jacobs Tanja Jacobs ... Bank Teller
Vito Rezza Vito Rezza ... Captain O'Donnell
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Storyline

A film critic accidentally kills his lover during a spat in which she falls and hits her head. In panic, he immediately covers up his involvement and leaves the apartment. A private investigator had been tailing the woman for her ex-husband. Realizing what happened, the investigator launches a blackmail scheme. The critic turns the tables after the investigator turns in his report. Meanwhile the police enter the case. Led by a detective with screenwriting ambitions, the chief suspect becomes the critic. But the detective's ambitions shrouds his judgment. He invites the critic to dinner and an affair with the detective's wife is initiated. Meanwhile, the critic's regular girl friend is suspicious of the whole affair. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Official Sites:

TNT

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Travesty See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

From scene to seen Macy's hairline in the back changes. See more »

Quotes

Terry Thorpe: If you're going to commit a murder -- and I don't recommend it -- one thing you should definitely not do is sleep with the investigating officer's wife. It just makes for a lot of unnecessary complications.
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References Anna Christie (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Written by Eric Idle
Arrangement by Chris Desmond
Used by permission of Kay-Gee-Bee Music & Python (Monty) Pictures, Ltd.
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Fresh, clever, funny
26 September 1999 | by ProphetessSee all my reviews

William H. Macy is brilliant as Everyman caught in a desperate situation. Starts off with a bang and never lets up. Twists and surprises are fresh, unpredictable. Use of film noir clips and frequent quotes and references to 30's and 40's flicks makes this a delightful "must" for movie buffs.


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